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Carl Dewey Perkins
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Birth Date:October 15, 1912
Astrology Sign:Libra
Chinese Sign:Rat - Yin
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Died Date:August 3, 1984

Occupation:US Politician

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Carl Dewey Perkins

Biography:Carl Dewey Perkins (October 15, 1912 - August 3, 1984), a Democrat, was a politician and member of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Kentucky.

Perkins was born in Hindman, Kentucky. He attended the Knott County, Kentucky grade schools, Hindman High School, Caney Junior College (now Alice Lloyd College), Lees Junior College and graduated from Jefferson School of Law (now the University of Louisville Law School) in 1935.

Perkins was admitted to the bar in 1935 and commenced the practice of law in Hindman. In 1939 Perkins served an unexpired term as Commonwealth's Attorney for the thirty-first judicial circuit. He was elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1940 and was then elected Knott County Attorney in 1941 and reelected in 1945. Perkins resigned the county attorney's office on January 1, 1948 to become counsel for the Kentucky Department of Highways.

During World War II Perkins enlisted in the United States Army and saw service in Europe.

In 1948 Perkins ran against the incumbent Congressman from Kentucky's 7th District, Wendell H. Meade. Perkins unseated Meade and was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first and to the seventeen succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1949, until his death. Perkins was the chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor (Ninetieth through Ninety-eighth Congresses, 1967-1984). While a part of the committee, his work helped produce the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 and Head Start.

Perkins was a resident of Hindman, Kentucky until his death on August 3, 1984 in Lexington, Kentucky. He is buried in the Perkins Cemetery at Leburn, Kentucky.

Perkins was succeeded in office by his son Carl C. Perkins. Both the Carl D. Perkins Bridge crossing the Ohio River and the Carl D. Perkins Federal Building and United States Courthouse in Ashland, Kentucky are named after him. The federal student loan called the Perkins Loan is named after Perkins.

Preceded by: Wendell H. Meade Member of the U.S. House of Representatives for the 7th District of Kentucky 1949 - 1984 Succeeded by: Carl C. Perkins

Chinese Horoscope for Carl Dewey Perkins
Includes characteristics and Vices
Carl Dewey Perkins's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 18, 1912 - February 05, 1913
Birthday: October 15, 1912

The Rat is a Yin,
and is the First sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Intellectual Skill
Thirst for Power

Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Carl Dewey Perkins's Personality Tarot Card Justice - Personality Card

Birthday: October 15, 1912

Balance, wisdom and a need for rational, logical solutions.

Carl Dewey Perkins's Character Tarot Card The High Priestess - Character Card

Birthday: October 15, 1912

Wisdom, secrets to be revealed, and the development of intuition.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Carl Dewey Perkins's Growth Tarot Card The Hierophant

Birthday: October 15, 2023

Guidance on religious matters and the need to find spiritual meaning in life.




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